The Russian is having the best run in his career with reaching the third back-to-back ATP finals and second consecutive ATP Tour Masters 1000 finals. Daniil Medvedev is also leading the ATP Tour with 43 victories this year.
Novak Djokovic wasn’t too disappointed after his defeat as Medvedev played some amazing tennis and there was very little that he could have done this evening. The Serb said in a post-match interview, “He has played amazing tennis from 4-3 in the second set. Not much that I could really do… you can’t really predict or prepare yourself for someone serving that big second serve consistently from 4-3 to the end of the match.”
Novak Djokovic was satisfied with his performance and thought that he played a really good match, but couldn’t prepare himself for someone hitting so big on second serves.
Novak Djokovic thinks that he was playing well with mixing things up. The world No.1 also had break points opportunities in the second set and was only one point away from being able to win the match in straight sets. However, the 32-year-old couldn’t do much as he lost the match.
Novak Djokovic will enter the US Open 2019 as the defending champion. The 16-time Grand Slam champion suggested that he will be positive coming into the last major of the season.
Novak Djokovic also cleared the air of any injury concerns in his elbow. He said, “Everything is fine with the arm, no pain at all, no physical problems.”
He continued, “Coming into New York, he sees mostly positives, he lost to a player who was playing well, will have a good practice week and fight for the title.”
He further added, “I am very pleased with the way I played the entire tournament. Obviously, it hurts to lose the match. Of course, it does. But at the end of the day, I’m positive about my game.”
Novak Djokovic further praised Medvedev for improving his game. The world No.1 sees an evolution in Medvedev’s game, particularly his movement. Djokovic concluded and said, “He always served big, but he’s improved his game since the start of the year.”